Posted January 19, 2002

Recall of Certain Iron Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following Class III recall information in its January 16, 2002 Enforcement Report. A Class III recall is a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences:

PRODUCT Ferrous Sulfate Tablets, 325 mg. (Dietary Supplement) under the Eckerd, H.E.B., Longs, Nature's Valley, Sav-on Osco by Albertson's and Ultima labels. The product is packed in 60 and 100 tablet blister strips in a carton, Recall # F-120-2.

CODE Lot Numbers OD01649, OF02547, OMB0627, OM02553, OM03538, OD01649, OF02547, OH02400, 1CA2142, OH02400, OMB0628, OF02546, OMB1226, OKB1115, OMB0629.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Recalling Firm: Leiner Health Products, Inc. Carson, CA, by letter on May 16, 2001.

Manufacturer: Leiner Health Products, Inc. Fort Mill, SC. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON The product is misbranded since it lists an incorrect tablet strength on the inner blister packs.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 130,380 cartons.

DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.